Homemade Crunchy Granola Bars



Homemade Crunchy Granola Bars

Sometimes, the simplest pleasures come in the form of a delightful snack. These Homemade Crunchy Granola Bars are a testament to that. Imagine the satisfying crunch of oats, the sweetness of honey, and the chewiness of dried fruits all packed into a single bar. This recipe not only fills your kitchen with an irresistible aroma but also allows you to customize your snack just the way you like it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup mixed nuts and seeds (almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, mixed nuts, and dried cranberries.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the honey, butter, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
  4. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan, ensuring it’s tightly packed.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting into bars.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 granola bars

These Homemade Crunchy Granola Bars combine oats, nuts, dried cranberries, and honey to create a satisfying and customizable snack.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180; Fat: 8g; Carbohydrates: 25g; Protein: 4g

Indulge in these delightful bars whenever you need a quick energy boost or a delicious treat. They’re perfect for on-the-go snacking, breakfast, or even as a thoughtful addition to your kids’ lunchboxes. Store them in an airtight container to maintain their crunchiness. So why opt for store-bought when you can easily create your own wholesome Homemade Crunchy Granola Bars? Enjoy the goodness with every bite!

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